World Twenty20

Hong Kong Sixes stars look to impress selectors

Chamara Kapugedera and Wayne Parnell will spearhead the Sri Lankan and South African campaign for glory at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club this weekend.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 2:58am

Sri Lanka captain Jayawardene plays down Gayle factor in final

West Indies captain Darren Sammy

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene insists the World Twenty20 final against the West Indies today will not hinge on just Chris Gayle's flamboyant batting.

The left-hander lifted the West Indies past Australia in Friday's semi-final with an unbeaten 75 off 41 balls, making him the danger man for Sri Lanka's title hopes.

7 Oct 2012 - 4:07am

Lankans can do it this time, says Mahela

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene goes into tomorrow's World Twenty20 final confident of winning the title after failing at the last hurdle in three previous World Cup events.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Women hotel guests of West Indies cricket stars arrested

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle "had hotel guest". Photo: AP

Sri Lankan police arrested three British women who were found socialising in the hotel rooms of West Indies players, including batsman Chris Gayle, at the World Twenty20.

Hotel sources said the women arrested yesterday were guests of Gayle and his teammates Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards and Dwayne Smith.

4 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

India captain Dhoni under fire for tactics in Twenty20

India's Virat Kohli reacts as his team fail to reach the semi-finals during their Twenty20 Cricket World match with South Africa. Photo: AP

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni faced calls to quit after his team's exit from the World Twenty20, with pundits lining up to condemn his tactics as well as the misfiring top order.

4 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

Sri Lanka use every trick in the book

Regular Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene

Hosts Sri Lanka have used a bagful of tricks to outwit rivals on their way to the World Twenty20 semi-finals - even changing captains for a match to further their cause.

Eyebrows were raised when Kumar Sangakkara, and not regular captain Mahela Jayawardene, walked out to contest the toss for Monday's last Super Eights match, against England, in Pallekele.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:41am

England not good enough, Stuart Broad says

England's captain Stuart Broad (centre) wipes his face as his opponents from Sri Lanka go back to their creases. Photo: AFP

England captain Stuart Broad has admitted his inexperienced team was “not good enough” after the defending champions crashed out of the World Twenty20.

England’s 19-run defeat against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Monday was their second loss in three Super Eights games and paved the way for the hosts and the West Indies to advance to the semi-finals from group one.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Singh beats life-threatening illness to return triumphantly to cricket

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh plays a shot during India’s triumphant World Twenty20 match against Pakistan on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Six months ago, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was battling cancer in the United States and wondering if he would live, let alone play cricket again.

2 Oct 2012 - 3:10am

High-flying Pakistan ready to dent Indian hopes in Twenty20 clash

Pakistan will look to extend their dominant form and put India on the brink of elimination when the old foes clash in the World Twenty20 today.

Pakistan have never beaten India in either the 50-over World Cup or the World Twenty20, but Mohammad Hafeez's men start as favourites in the much-awaited Super Eights game in Colombo.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Big guns ready to have a blast in Super Eights

England players Jos Buttler (top) and Eoin Morgan put in some fielding practice ahead of their Super Eights opener. Photo: AP

The World Twenty20 shifts to a higher gear in Sri Lanka today when the hot favourites begin an intriguing race for the semi-finals in the Super Eights round.

The preliminary league, which ended on Tuesday, separated the men from the boys as lesser teams such as Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland exited the competition.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:19am

England head back to nets after India's lesson in spin

England's captain Stuart Broad

A chastened England will resume their faltering defence of the World Twenty20 later this week desperate to find a way to tackle spin after crashing to their biggest loss in T20 cricket.

India’s spinners sent Stuart Broad’s men packing for just 80 in Sunday’s group A match in Colombo, a defeat of 90 runs. It was England’s lowest total in the shortest format and their heaviest defeat.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:09am

Sport Digest, September 24, 2012

Corrie Sanders

HK too strong for visiting Aussies

24 Sep 2012 - 2:25am

Fearless Afghans give affluent Indians a scare

Afghanistan’s cricketers have become the unlikely flag-bearers for the minnow nations at the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka with an eye-catching, fearless display in their opener against India.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:34am

Short Sport

Oakland Athletics' Cliff Pennington, centre, smiles as he is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. Photo: AP

Irish round on McClean after Twitter rant

12 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

Pietersen hired as World Twenty20 television pundit by ESPN-Star Sports

Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen will work as a television pundit during next month's World Twenty20, raising the prospect of him commenting on his estranged former teammates, the broadcaster said yesterday.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:18am